YOUNG WORLD

Power of reading

PAROMITA PAIN

MAKE TIME: It's fun, it's exciting. PHOTO: K.PICHUMANI

MAKE TIME: It's fun, it's exciting. PHOTO: K.PICHUMANI  

Books and literature are among the best ways to bond the world over. So Scholastic Publishing decided on their Scholastic Read For 2000 — One World Reading Together in December 1999 to welcome the new millennium as a new era of reading.

Millions of children, parents and teachers around the globe spent a day celebrating the importance and enjoyment of reading. This year too schools observed DEAR (drop everything and read) Time.

All schools took the pledge at noon, to read today and everyday. CSI Ewart School assembled in the auditorium, with the Principal Ms. AhalyaWilliams and the Correspondent Ms. Daphne Jaisingh speaking to the students on the relevance of One World Reading Together. The whole school read silently after which they yelled "C.S.I. Ewart reads for 2006".

The Hindu Senior Secondary School, Indira Nagar, marched in the neighbourhood, with their drummer tom toming the message of reading.

The Padma Seshadri schools came together to read silently. Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar, saw their KG to Std. VIII students sit and read on behalf of the whole school. St. Mary's School, Parry's, held a Book Fair.

The Vellammal School, TSK Nagar, Anna Nagar, saw an auditorium filled with enthusiastic readers who had braved the rain. There were readings and presentations in Valliammal, Vellammal, Chinmaya Vidyalaya Taylor's Road and the Pon Vidhyashram Schools.

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